From tall walls and chic curtains to plants and pergolas, there are a myriad of ways to enjoy your outdoor space in peace.
While you may adore your neighbors, and occasionally invite them over for barbeques, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want them to have eyes on your property 24/7. If you’ve put a lot of effort into creating the outdoor space of your dreams, it’s only fair that you get to savor it. Creating some privacy in your backyard won’t only feel more comforting, it provides other benefits as well. First, it can help keep the temperature a tad cooler during the summer months. And second, it can potentially protect you, your company, and your outdoor furniture from damaging UV rays.
Depending on your personal style, property layout, and municipality requirements, there are a variety of options to choose from. Scroll through the following patio privacy ideas to get inspiration for an outdoor upgrade.
Bold and Beautiful
This black, white, and orange hued patio is certainly a cohesive sight to see. However, the high-planked walls and magnificent medley of tropical plants ensure the patio space is enclosed and private.
This outdoor space already has excellent privacy thanks to the lush trees surrounding the yard. It gets an extra boost by way of a cantilever umbrella over the patio sitting area.
While you might not want to gather around a fire once the temperatures rise, this lofty brick fireplace aids in keeping the patio protected year-round. Combine it with plentiful palm plants and you’re well-sheltered from neighboring properties.
Situated in the perfect place to enjoy a little peace and quiet, this patio is tucked between three of the home’s exterior walls. Residents can still bask in the sunshine over dinner but feel secluded when conversing with one another.
This patio has a few things going for it when it comes to creating a private space. For one, the ceiling is covered in a charming beaded board. Secondly, there is a tall fence along the property line. But the icing on the cake is the dreamy tie-back curtains hanging between the pillars and wrapping around the open walls.
Much like the last design, this patio benefits from having multiple privacy coverings. The overhead white tent prevents the sun from beating down and the bamboo Roman shades can be rolled down to keep prying eyes away.
Related: How to Make Custom Bamboo Blinds
Consider a standalone structure if you can’t place a patio close to the house. A cast iron-covered pavilion, such as this one, is flexible so you can decide where it sits in the backyard. It even comes equipped with privacy curtains all around.
In addition to the beautifully exposed beamed ceiling and sweeping curtains, this rustic patio boasts a set of rustic doors that can close to keep the world out.
As long as you have the proper permit, you can build an extra-tall fence around your property for privacy. A sturdy wooden one, such as this, allows you to sit comfortably and chat freely around a fire pit.
Similar to a pavilion, you can place a pergola over any area of the backyard and arrange your patio underneath it. However, pergolas provide slightly less overhead coverage. If you’re looking for a little sunlight to peek through while you’re unwinding, a pergola is an ideal choice.
This patio space benefits from a neighboring tree that hangs over a shared fence, shading a sizable section. Strategically placed outdoor string lights give the retreat an intimate feel.
It’s clear that many an afternoon nap has been taken on this blissful patio. In addition to the high beam ceiling from which the swing suspends, a wall of palm trees keeps adds additional privacy.
Related: How to Hang a Porch Swing
Texture and Tassels
A unique design choice, these captivating woven tapestries double as a privacy screen along one side of the patio. They’re balanced out by sheer curtains in a similar color scheme lining the adjacent wall.
Tucked in the small space between the house and the garage, this relaxing patio is sheltered even further by the matte black pallet fence behind the seating area.
This sweet patio spot is safeguarded from outside influences due to the extensive red Eden Climbing Roses that climb up and cover a nearby structure. Not only is a flower wall a visually impressive way to add privacy, it’s also bound to make your yard smell incredible.
Best of Both Worlds
Truly combining indoor and outdoor living, this oversized patio is a safe haven from the elements. While light is still able to stream in through the roof, it along with the walls of windows has the ability to retract when more privacy is needed.
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